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Join us for our 2011 Block of the Month! We're making a Calendar Keeper wall hanging along with a detachable decorative block for each month.

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Here's how it works...

We'll be making a Calendar Keeper wall hanging and a decorative removable block for each month (12 blocks total). The first Tuesday of each month we'll put up a new 99 cent PDF download of the monthly block design. You'll be making blocks one month ahead, so you have all month to sew, and then the next month you get to enjoy it! Tuesday, February 1 the first download was made available--it was the March block pattern.
You'll want a 12 inch calendar to fit in the Calendar Keeper pocket. The top of the calendar will be folded in the pocket out of sight, so it's perfect for those free business calendars.
Two Connecting Threads staffers will be sewing along with you and posting photos. Teri is making a traditional/country version, and Sue will be sewing a bright/modern version. Now's the time to start thinking about what kind of calendar you want to make. The patterns will work with any style, and they will be designed to use small scraps from your stash. (Of course, we'll also let you know what we used.)
The block patterns will use many different techniques, from applique to basic piecing to paper piecing. Quilters of all skill levels are encouraged! We hope you join us for what should be a fun and stash-busting block of the month.
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Discussion Forum


Started by mary humme. Last reply by Connie/KS Sep 19, 2011. 153 Replies

Are we going to post pics of the blocks we do?  It might inspire others to join!Note from Administrator:If you would like to have your image included in the slideshow, please include the tag"a year…Continue

September Block

Started by Susan Terpin. Last reply by Sandy B /AUS Aug 2, 2011. 9 Replies

Yay! Here it is! There's a little reverse applique and a couple of easy friendship stars. Have a look at both mine and Teri's, then jump in and make your own...Enjoy. You can download it…Continue

June Block Pattern

Started by CT Admin. Last reply by Sharon May 4, 2011. 9 Replies

It's that time again! Deborah is back for June's pattern, and she's really outdone herself this time! Those birds are just so adorable, and we love the 3D flowers too. Everything looks so colorful…Continue

Tags: pattern, block, june

March Block Pattern!

Started by CT Admin. Last reply by Connie/KS May 1, 2011. 49 Replies

The March block is available for download now! It's a really cute…Continue

Tags: daffodil, block, march

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Comment by MsDesigns on September 22, 2020 at 8:06am

I am a long time member of "Quilting With Us" (QWU). I used to give virtual workshops here. Like many others, I have ventured out as QWU became more quiet.

We are getting the warning that QWU is at risk of being disabled. I fear this is a sign that QWU will one day be no more.

It has become like family here and the thought of losing the friendships we have developed has giving me a sad heart. Like many dark clouds, there is a silver lining. When I ventured out, I created a quilters social network, much like QWU. I never mentioned it, for it was a conflict of interest. However, in this dark hour, it is time to let others know there is an alternative. It does not have to end here.

I would be honored for QWU members to join "Pattern Pastiche". If needed, we are more than happy to create a group for your new home.

Your "Pattern Pastiche" code: QWU

"Pattern Pastiche" is at


Comment by Donna H/MI on February 25, 2015 at 11:33am

Hello everyone!! hope everyone had nice holidays and are staying warm!

Comment by Reba Swinford on January 13, 2013 at 11:26am

Hello all. Has the site gone blank?? Haven't seen or heard from anyone in a looonnnnggg time. I'm well and starting the new year with a new attitude..If I like it, I do it, if I don't like it, forget it !!!  my new motto. our guild is planning a quilt show for Nov. 2 and 3 during Hartselle Christmas Open House Days. More info later on. Reba

Comment by Connie/KS on December 19, 2012 at 12:03pm

Merry Christmas to  you Jan and to everyone else!

Comment by Jan from Iowa/Arkansas on December 19, 2012 at 11:43am

Hello.  Don't know how many still check this blog, but I wanted to wish all of you a Merry Christmas.

Comment by Denise on December 12, 2012 at 7:39pm

Merry Christmas, Reba!  Nice to hear from you and hope you are healthy and feeling well to start off the New Year!  I started a new group here on Quilt with Us called Easy Street and is the mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter.  Very interesting to do blocks and set them aside till the last clue which will show us how to put it all together.  Rather trusting of us to make a quilt that we don't know what it will look like in the end.  Take a peek at it and see if you'd like to join us.

Happy Holidays!

Comment by Reba Swinford on December 12, 2012 at 4:10pm

HELLO, is anyone out there???????? MERRY CHRISTMAS and a blessed NEW YEAR !!!!! May 2013 be your best year ever !!!!!!!!!!! Reba

Comment by Reba Swinford on November 17, 2012 at 4:42pm

Hello ?? where has everyone gone?? Are you getting all you Christmas quilting gifts ready? I haven't. Got to meet Navy Wife last weekend. I spent Saturday with her in Odenville, Al. at a retreat. She is a wonderful lady and very talented. Enjoyed spending time with her. HAPPY THANKSGIVING !!!!!!!!!!  Reba

Comment by Connie/KS on October 1, 2012 at 9:24am

Thanks Diana for the compliment on my blocks that were only a year late in getting made....at least this year I have blocks for Nov & Dec lol The calendar was fun to make and use....guess I better get my Oct block on since it is Oct 1.

Reba..thoughts and prayers are with you. Hope you feel better soon.

Comment by Denise on October 1, 2012 at 6:23am

Diana,  The blocks go together easily and a great stash-buster too!


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